Thursday, December 22, 2011

Thursday, The Christmas house

     I have one more batch of cookies to make and then I am done baking!  Yeah!  I will male up the trays and plates and clean the kitchen while I do the last batch of cookies.  I need to go in and clean the master bed and bath as Hubby stayed home from work yesterday and the housekeeper did not go in there.  I also need to straighten my shop and get a little laundry done.
     The spare bath downstairs is wrapping central and I need to finish up and get everything moved out before my oldest daughter, son-in-law and GRANDSON arrive at 6 p.m. tonight. I baked all day yesterday but it is just not as much fun as it used to be.  I feel like it is one more job I have to do.  But every year I cut back a little.
     Everyone will appreciate the treats.  It is nice to not have to be anywhere every minute of the day.  But I still feel like I have so much to do before everyone arrives.  I went through 6 lbs of butter yesterday and 3.5 dozen eggs.  Swedish cookies rely heavily on those ingredients.  Cream, butter, sour cream, eggs.  Something they had a lot of in my family.  I always make all the traditional cookies.  Some are very hard and time consuming but I feel it is important that my girls know how to do this and appreciate the heritage.

     B and I were up until 11 last night finishing the rosettes.  So messy but so good.  I will finish the jam wreaths today.  This is a double decker cookie with jam (lingonberry) in the middle and a cut out section to show the berry center then covered with powder sugar.  Daughter #2s favorite.

So the washing machine has finished and I am going to go in and start another load before youngest brings in all of her laundry from college.

     Merry Christmas mom!

Have a great and productive day!



  1. You're one busy Gal. That's for sure!

  2. You should host a cookie make one kind, and let other make another kind. You still end up with a ton of cookies, but less work!

    Enjoy your grandson....cover him in kisses!